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CSS

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller
14,295 Points

Flexbox centering issue

Hi, I can’t seem to get flexbox to center an image gallery within my div. I think it has to do with me nesting my ul items, but I can’t seem to target the issue. I am trying to accomplish the following:  Use flexbox to build a responsive image gallery  Each image needs to be a link to another image  I need to keep an equal space between each element My issue is:  Unable to center the image gallery within the div. I am at work now trying to figure out a solution and recreated a quick code pen. Below is the code and link to code pen.

http://codepen.io/anon/pen/vGjwxp?editors=1100

html:

<body> <div class="wrap"> <ul> <li> <a href="http://lorempixel.com/image_output/abstract-q-c-640-480-5.jpg"><img src="http://youthvoices.net/sites/default/files/image/129678/dec/1600dog_11019_1.jpg"></a> </li> <li> <a href="http://lorempixel.com/image_output/abstract-q-c-640-480-5.jpg"><img src="http://youthvoices.net/sites/default/files/image/129678/dec/1600dog_11019_1.jpg"></a> </li> <li> <a href="http://lorempixel.com/image_output/abstract-q-c-640-480-5.jpg"><img src="http://youthvoices.net/sites/default/files/image/129678/dec/1600dog_11019_1.jpg"></a> </li> <li> <a href="http://lorempixel.com/image_output/abstract-q-c-640-480-5.jpg"><img src="http://youthvoices.net/sites/default/files/image/129678/dec/1600dog_11019_1.jpg"></a> </li> <li> <a href="http://lorempixel.com/image_output/abstract-q-c-640-480-5.jpg"><img src="http://youthvoices.net/sites/default/files/image/129678/dec/1600dog_11019_1.jpg"></a> </li> <li> <a href="http://lorempixel.com/image_output/abstract-q-c-640-480-5.jpg"><img src="http://youthvoices.net/sites/default/files/image/129678/dec/1600dog_11019_1.jpg"></a> </li> </ul> </div> </body>

CSS:

.wrap { background-color: blue; width: 60%; overflow: hidden; }

.wrap ul { display: flex; list-style-type: none; flex-wrap: wrap; justify-content: center;

} .wrap li{ margin: auto; }

.wrap img { width: 200px;

}

1 Answer

jsdevtom
jsdevtom
16,963 Points

I believe that the issue it that the UL element has a padding left. Make the padding for this element equal. i.e -

.wrap ul {
    padding: 10px;
}

I solved this by using chrome developer tools' select tool. I solve all css problems ∞ faster like this. Let me know if I've misunderstood the question :-)